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Lawrence school district names new director of facilities and operations

July 8, 2013


Antonio "Tony" Barron has been named the new director of facilities and operations for the Lawrence school district.

Barron is currently a forester with the city of Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department. He will start his new job with the school district July 22, pending approval by the school board.

Barron previously managed the construction and operation of sports facilities for the city of Winfield. He also worked as a lead supervisor for Kansas State Athletics and Country Stampede in Manhattan.

"Tony brings strong interpersonal and leadership skills to the district and has successful supervisory experience in the areas of personnel, construction, facilities, planning, maintenance and financial management," assistant superintendent Kyle Hayden said in a statement.

Barron will succeed Tom Bracciano, who is retiring after 30 years with the school district.


pearlearrings 4 years, 11 months ago

No degree required for this position? KU offers a facilities management program, so there are educational opportunities in the area that would produce people specifically training in this area.

Don't know the man - I'm sure he's very nice and capable in managing trees, but can't imagine that a forester background would provide the qualifications to manage as large of an entity as the school district. With a salary is in the $90,000 range how could the hiring committee not find someone, at least on paper, who has a more appropriate background? Who is responsible for looking after our tax dollars?

i_read_things 4 years, 11 months ago

He has the degree and apparently the combination of background and people skills they were looking for. It's a simple news release ... we're not told that forester is his only background ... you speculate it is ... I speculate it's not.

Amy Gottschamer 4 years, 11 months ago

Is this Tom Bracciano's position? If so, where'd he go?

Terry Jacobsen 4 years, 11 months ago

I know Tony Barron. This is a great addition to the Lawrence school district staff. He is one of the finest people I have ever met, and he has strong communication skills and great ethics! Congratulations to Tony and to the school district for making a great hiring decision!

William Ed 4 years, 11 months ago

Very best wishes to Tom Bracciano, a great guy who did a great job, and worked tirelessly for the benefit of the kids and their teachers.

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